This week on New Mexico in Focus, Source New Mexico Editor Shaun Griswold speaks with state Indian Affairs Secretary Josett Monette about the cap removal at Farmington High that sparked local and national outrage. Monette shares her reaction to the viral video, the sacred significance of the student's hat and what the state's Indian Affairs Department can do to help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

Our Land’s Laura Paskus speaks with Michelle Hart, the widow of smokejumper Tim Hart, about the challenges wildland firefighters and their families face. 

The Paper's Andy Lyman speaks with Albuquerque icon Don Schrader about his life, why he forgives the person who struck him in a hit-and-run last summer, and his hopes for the future of his city.

NMiF airs on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 7 a.m., and streaming on the PBS video app.     

NMiF Segments

Farmington High School Cap Removal Sparks Controversy

Shaun Griswold

Josett Monette, secretary, New Mexico Indian Affairs Department

The Challenges Wildland Firefighters Face in NM

Laura Paskus

Michelle Hart

The World According to Don Schrader
Andy Lyman

Don Schrader

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art issues and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment."

NMPBS Executive Producer, Public Affairs, is Jeff Proctor. New Mexico in Focus's senior producer for public affairs is Lou DiVizio. “Our Land” Senior Producer is Laura Paskus. The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Antonio Sanchez, and co-producer is Kathy Wimmer.

Funding for New Mexico in Focus is provided by the McCune Charitable Foundation and Viewers Like You.

Funding for the Your New Mexico Government Project comes from the Thornburg Foundation and New Mexico Local News Fund.

The Neeper Natural History Programming Fund for KNME-TV provides funding for Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present & Future.